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Ghyangphedi mini truck accident: dead identified Sunday, December 16th, 2018

NUWAKOT: The identities of all those killed in a mini truck accident at Ghyangphedi of Dupcheshwar rural municipality-1 on Friday evening have been ascertained. Others 15 injured in the accident are being treated in Kathmandu. Among the killed, 18 died on the spot, one on the way to a hospital and..

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18 killed in Nuwakot truck plunge

NUWAKOT: At least 18 people were killed when a mini-truck skidded off the road and fell some 400 meters down at Ghyangphedi of Dupcheshwor rural municipality-1 in Nuwakot on Friday evening. Over 40 people were on-board the vehicle that was heading to Ghyangphedi from Samundratar, said Deputy..

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12th Meeting of Nepal-China Bilateral Consultation Mechanism Thursday, December 13th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi called on State Councilor and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, Wang Yi at the Diaoyutai Guest House in Beijing today. Various matters pertaining to bilateral relations and issues of mutual interest were discussed..

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Cholendra Shumsher Rana recommended for Chief Justice

KATHMANDU: The meeting of Constitutional Council held at Singha Durbar in Kathmandu today has recommended Cholendra Shumsher Rana for the post of Chief Justice. According to the Council's member and National Assembly Chairperson Ganesh Prasad Timalsina, the meeting has unanimously recommended Rana..

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Preparations of NC mahasamiti meeting at final stage Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress' preparation for its mahasamiti meeting has reached the final stage.  The party has scheduled its grand meeting from December 14 to 18 to revise its statute in line with the federal structure. Various committees were formed to study different areas as draft of the..

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Proposed ambassadors approved unanimously

KATHMANDU: The Parliamentary Hearing Committee (PHC) under the Federal Parliament on Sunday unanimously endorsed the names of proposed ambassadors to four different countries. The meeting of the committee endorsed their names after studying their qualifications, action plans and vision required..

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Murderers of Nirmala will be made public soon, DPM Pokharel says Saturday, December 8th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense Ishwar Pokharel has said that the police have already nabbed the murderers of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur district. Inaugurating the 10th Human Rights Magna Meet in the capital city on Saturday, the Deputy Prime Minister said that murderers..

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CIEDP at work for conflict victims’ sake: Chair Mallik Friday, December 7th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Chairperson of the Commission of the Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP), Lokendra Mallik, claimed that the Commission was working for the sake of conflict victims. "The CIEDP in the past four years collected data on 3,197 disappeared citizens from 56 districts, and..

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Cabinet Decisions: PM National Talent Award Fund to be set up Thursday, December 6th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The government has decided to set up the 'Prime Minister National Talent Award Fund'. The Cabinet meeting held recently decided to set up the fund to encourage the youths who make remarkable contribution to peace, good governance, innovation, scientific research, investigation and..

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Organizations not giving basic salary to be booked

KATHMANDU: Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Gokarna Bista has asserted that action will be taken against those organizations not giving the basic salary to their employees as determined by the government. Inaugurating the 5th national conference of the UNI APRO Nepal Liaison..

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Minimum temperature dips, more chilly weather expected

KATHMANDU: Cold has increased as the minimum temperature continues to fall constantly since the past few days due to the influence of the Westerly wind. More cold has been felt as the Westerlies caused partial cloudy condition and a drop in temperature. According to the Meteorological Forecasting..

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Petrol vehicles to be banned in five cities Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

MAKWANPUR: Chief Minister of Province No. 3 Dormani Poudel has said that the provincial government was collaborating with Sajha Yatayat to run battery-operated buses in the province. In a meeting with Kathmandu Metropolis and Sajha Yatayat officials today, he announced that the provincial..

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Trump, Bolton and the Syrian Confusion Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

It’s a messy, though typical picture. US President Donald Trump wants to pull out forces in Syria. When announced in December, jaws drooped and sharp intakes of breath..